David McKee (1935 - 2022) was the creator of well-known characters including King Rollo, Mr Benn and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, which is now published in more than 60 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. In 2020, David won the British Book Awards Illustrator of the Year Award and BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Elmer and the Patchwork Story
(Paperback) - 15/02/2024
A brand new Elmer mini picture book about the joy of sharing stories – exclusive for World Book Day 2024!
It's almost bedtime in the jungle, and the baby elephants want to hear their favourite story - there's just one problem: nobody can remember how it goes. Can any of Elmer's friends remember, or will they make up a brand new story together?
A joyful celebration of sharing stories - and making them up - together, from the colourful world of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. An exclusive World Book Day mini-story to mark Elmer's 35th anniversary. Happy 35th birthday, Elmer!
- Published: 15/02/2024
- ISBN: 9781839134616
- Age Range: 0+ years